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Our nursing team (left to right): Peg Cucci, Grace Difiglio, Patty Fiore, Lisa Lau

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Attention: Class of 2020 Parents
State of Illinois Meningitis Vaccination Requirement

All seniors are required to have a Meningococcal (MCV4) vaccination after age 16.

Check with your doctor for your child’s current immunization status. As soon as the requirement is met, please provide verification to the nurses.This requirement must be completed and recorded before senior year.


MEDICAL/HEALTH FORMS
Reminder for All Parents
Please turn in all medical paperwork to either nurses office using one of these ways:

  • Email (nurses@d125.org)
  • Fax: 847-634-2902 or 847-634-2905
  • Mail: Stevenson High School, 1 Stevenson Drive, Lincolnshire, IL 60069
  • Drop off in either nurses office (Room 2436 or 6042).

This is especially important for freshmen, transfer students and seniors. Please call any nurse with questions or concerns at 847-415-4000, extensions 4025, 4028, 4019 or 4039.

 

“Students must be healthy to be educated and educated to be healthy.”

West Nurses Office - Room 2436
Fax: 847-634-2902

Peg Cucci, RN
847-415-4025
pcucci@d125.org 

Patty Fiore, RN
847-415-4039
pfiore@d125.org

East Nurses Office - Room 6042
Fax: 847-634-2905

Grace Difiglio, RN
847-415-4028
gdifiglio@d125.org

Lisa Lau, RN
847-415-4019
llau@d125.org


State of Illinois Mandatory Health Requirements for Students
Required Immunizations by the State of Illinois

All Incoming Freshmen
Required to have a physical examination and complete immunizations dated within 12 months of the first day of school. We suggest that you make an appointment now for a physical exam.

Transfer Students in Grades 10, 11,12

From an Illinois High School:
Student must present copy of their 9th grade physical with all immunizations at the time of registration.  

Out of State Transfers:
Student must present a copy of their high school physical with all immunizations from their previous high school.  If their previous high school does not require a physical, the student has 30 days to complete this Illinois State requirement.  The student still need to present current immunizations to enter school. Students also need to complete and return a required Vision Screening Form. Download the Vision Screening Form.

From Outside of the Country:
Student must present all current updated immunizations, health records and TB Skin test requirements at the time of registration. The student has 30 days for all completed records to be on file with the Stevenson High School Nurse’s office. Any student not in compliance with these health requirements will be excluded from school at the end of the 30-day period. Students also need to complete and return a required Vision Screening Form. Download the Vision Screening Form.

Religious Exemption Requests 
The Illinois Department of Public Health and Illinois State Board of Education requires that the Illinois Certificate of Religious Exemption Form be completed by the parent/guardian and signed by the primary care provider if religious exemption is requested. If you have any further questions regarding this new law, please contact the SHS nurses.

Meningitis Immunization Requirement for Seniors 
All seniors are required to have a meningitis vaccination on or after the student’s 16th birthday, or evidence of two meningitis vaccinations with the first dose given on or after the 11th birthday and the second dose at least eight weeks after the first dose. This requirement must be completed and recorded before Oct. 15, or your student will be excluded from classes until the requirement is met.

Parents and guardians are advised to consult with their student’s healthcare provider to determine if he or she is in compliance.

Questions about the requirement can be directed to the East Nurses Office: 847-415-4025 or 847-415-4028.

Medications

Guidelines for Administration of Medication
If it is determined that medication must be given to a student at school, the procedure below will be followed:

     • Medications, prescription or over the counter, will be administered by a school nurse. 
       Students are not allowed to carry medications, with the following exceptions:
            ° Students with Asthma may carry an inhaler. (Asthma Action Plan)
            ° Students with IDDM may carry their insulin and supplies. (Diabetic Action Plan)
            ° Students with severe allergies may carry an Epi-Pen. (Anaphylaxis Action Plan)

     • Permission Form to Administer Medication must be completely filled out 
       and signed by the student’s parent or guardian and licensed prescriber, and 
       on file in the Nurse’s Office. 
            ° Permission to administer over-the-counter medication will be in place 
              until graduation.
            ° Permission to administer prescription medication must be renewed annually.

      • Prescription medication must be brought to the Nurse’s Office by a parent or guardian 
      in the original container.

      • Some over-the-counter medications are stocked by the SHS Nurse’s Office. 
       These include generic Advil, Tylenol, Excedrin, Midol, Benadryl and Sudafed.

      • SHS nurses will dispose any medications that are not picked up at the end 
        of the school year.

FAQ

If your student is going home sick:

  • The student must go through either nurse’s office.
  • We will call the parent/guardian to confirm the pick up time and destination.
  • If your student drove to school, we need approval from a parent/guardian that you give your student permission to drive home sick.

If your student has a doctor’s note:

  • Please give a copy of all physician notes to either nurse’s office and we will assist in distributing to the appropriate staff.

If your student arrives to school on crutches:

  • Drop your student off at either parking lot B, door 1 (the Point/Forum) to see the West Building nurses or parking lot D, door 17(the Field House) to see the East Building nurses.
  • Please provide a note from your physician to either nurse’s office, which will be processed and distributed to the appropriate staff.
  • An elevator pass and extra time between classes may be provided to assist the student throughout the school day.
  • If additional resources are needed, please contact either nurse’s office.

If your student has a fever (temperature of 100 degrees or more):

  • Your student must be fever-free for 24 hours without the assistance of a fever-reducing medication, such as Advil, Tylenol, etc. before he/she can return to school.
  • If your student is found to have a fever while at school, they must be picked up immediately.

If your student requires medication while at school:  

Vision and hearing screenings:

  • Vision and hearing screenings are completed according to state guidelines and school policy. Vision and hearing screenings are provided annually to students with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
  • Students transferring into Illinois for the first-time MUST have a vision exam completed by a physician.
  • If a student fails either screening, parents/guardians will be notified and appropriate referrals will be made.
  • Students need a pass from class to come to the nurse’s office, unless it is an emergency or if the student is going home sick. If it is a passing period, then the student must get a pass from the next class, so the teacher is aware of the student’s attendance.
  • In the case of an emergency in the classroom: the teacher will press the emergency call button and a nurse will respond.

Please call either nurse’s office with any additional questions or concerns.

Resources

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
http://aaaai.org

American Cancer Society
www.cancer.org

American Diabetes Association
www.diabetes.org

American Heart Association
www.heart.org

American Red Cross
www.redcross.org

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
www.aafa.org

Centers for Disease Control
www.cdc.gov

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America
www.ccfa.org

Epilepsy Foundation
www.epilepsy.com

Illinois Department of Public Health
www.idph.state.il.us

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
http://jdrf.org

Kids Health
http://kidshealth.org/

Lake County Health Department
www.lakecountyil.gov/health/default.htm

National Alliance for Mental Illness
www.nami.org